Leeds United and Derby County supporters will be looking at the Championship form table over the past six games with disbelief as both sides pick up surprising results.

Leeds and Derby met at Elland Road six matches ago.

The game ended 1-1, with Derby’s Chris Martin netting a last-gasp equaliser. It was a stunning end to a match Leeds thoroughly dominated and no doubt should have won.

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Leeds out-shot Derby that weekend 13 to five. The Whites have followed in that vein in their recent matches, while the Rams have continued to struggle for creativity.

But rather incredibly, the form table over the past six games shows a different story.

Only Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion have picked up more points than the Rams since mid-September. Leeds, meanwhile, are down in 14th.

To make matter worse, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have scored just five goals in six games.

 

But how is that possible? Over that time, Leeds have had 93 efforts at goal, receiving just 57. A difference of 36 yet they have wielded just eight points.

Derby, in contrast, have managed just 49 efforts at goal, an average of just over eight per game. They have received 76, suggesting they are often being outplayed.

But three wins, two draws and just the one defeat sees Derby on top six form. Supporters are becoming frustrated at the lack of cohesion, but results are coming.

They say it’s a good sign when you play poorly and still pick up results. The Rams can cling on to that, but things must improve while boss Phillip Cocu needs more time.

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Leeds, however, are seemingly just one top goal scorer away from a likely Championship promotion. But do they potentially have one in Eddie Nketiah? Time will tell.

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